Stories by Lois Beckett

Lois Beckett has reported on changes in the news industry for the Nieman Journalism Lab. She was a 2010 Village Voice Media Fellow at the SF Weekly. She has written for the Times of India, the Accra Daily Mail, and the Reading Eagle, among others. She graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Social Studies. subscribe to Lois Beckett's feed

Posted on: Oct 23, 2012, Source: ProPublica

Across the country, companies are using cookies to tailor the political ads you see online.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: ProPublica

Seeing the same political ads on every Web site you visit? Maybe the ad-makers know more about you than you'd ever guess.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2012, Source: ProPublica

Campaigns use voters records to assemble lists of people they're trying to reach. Microsoft and Yahoo help campaigns find these people online and then send them tailored ads.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2012, Source: ProPublica

Breaking down what we know about Foxconn, the massive factory in China where workers manufacture popular products like iPhones and iPads.